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The Lucas County Treasurer's Office along with the Lucas County Commissioner's Office and the United Way of Greater Toledo and non-profit public broadcaster, WGTE Public Media, have produced this video to explain Lucas County's initiative to connect eligible families with Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) trained volunteer help at convenient sites in our area. Throughout the United States, millions of people are working hard to make life better for themselves and their families. With the jobs they hold, many of them simply cannot earn enough to achieve their goals. However, eligible families can get as much as $5,657 from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Claiming the credits can put an eligible worker on the path to securing better housing, pursuing higher education, obtaining dependable transportation, covering out-of-pocket health care costs, or paying for quality childcare. Heads of household who worked in 2009, had children living with them, and earned less than $48,279 or did not have children living with them and earned less than $18,440, qualify for this helpful and free tax preparation assistance.